"What do these children do without storybooks?" Naftali asked.
And Reb Zebulun relpied: "They have to make do. Storybooks aren't bread. You can live without them."
"I couldn't live without them," Naftali said.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer, from the story Naftali the Storyteller and His Horse, Sus (taken from a chapter opening in Inkheart).